Details of practice

Recognised by Chambers UK, Chambers 100 and The Legal 500 as one of the leading silks in Crime, Fraud, Inquests, Public Inquiries and Professional Discipline. Patrick is renowned for his work as advisor and advocate across a wide range of criminal, regulatory, disciplinary and public inquiry proceedings.

Main areas of practice

  • Professional fraud/misconduct
  • Murder/Manslaughter/Deaths in custody
  • Corruption/Misfeasance in public office
  • Insider dealing/market abuse
  • Commercial fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Police discipline
  • Health and safety
  • Food and drugs
  • Tax avoidance/evasion
  • Computer crime
  • VAT fraud
  • Public Inquiries/Inquests

Directory recommendations

Chambers and Partners (see icon for details)

The Legal 500 (see icon for details)

Who’s Who Legal

Chambers 100 UK Bar 2014

“Crime Silk of the year”Chambers and Partners Bar Awards 2010

“Public Law Silk of the year” – The Legal 500 UK Awards 2019

Education/professional qualifications

Christ Church, Oxford

City University, London


Queen’s Counsel 2006